the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #2673 - חָצָה
1) to divide, cut in two, cut short, live half (of one’s life)
1a1) to divide
1a2) to half, cut in two
1b) (Niphal) to be divided
1179) yh (ההתס HhTs) AC: Divide CO: Tent Wall AB: ?: The pictograph h is a picture of a wall. The y is a picture of a man laying on his side. Combined these mean "wall of sides". The tent wall divides or separates the inside from the outside. The wall inside the tent divides the tent into two sections.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Qal Perfect חָצָה Numbers 31:42; וְחָצִיתָ consecutive Numbers 31:27; וְחָצוּ consecutive Exodus 21:35; Imperfect יֶחֱצֶה Isaiah 30:28; וַיַּ֫חַץ Genesis 32:8 2t.; וַיֶּחֱצֵם Judges 9:43; יֶחֱצוּ Psalm 55:24; יֶחֱצוּן Exodus 21:35; יֶחֱצוּהוּ Job 40:30; —
1 divide, followed by כסף Exodus 21:35; שׁור Exodus 21:35 (both J E), לִוְיָתָן crocodile Job 40:30; prey, מלקוח, Numbers 31:27 (P; with לְ before parts); a company of people Genesis 32:8 (followed by לְ as foregoing), Genesis 33:1 (both J) Judges 9:43 (לְ as foregoing) but compare Judges 7:16.
2 (apparently denominative from חֲצִי) Psalm 55:24 ימיהם׳לא יח shall not halve their days, i.e. enjoy even half of the normal number; Isaiah 30:28 עד׳צואר יח shall halve unto the neck = shall reach to the neck and so divide the man in half.
Niph`al Imperfect 3 feminine singular with apocope תֵּחָץ Daniel 11:4 be divided (of kingdom), followed by לְ; ולא יֵחָ֫צוּ עוד לשׁני גוים Ezekiel 37:22 (Judah and Israel); waters of Jordan 2 Kings 2:8,14.
חָצָה i.q. חָצַץ (which see) to divide, especially
(a) into two parts, Genesis 32:8 Ps. 55:24, לֹא יֶחֱצוּ יְמֵיהֶם “let them not halve (or divide) their days” (the days of their lives), i.e. let them not reach to half of their length of life. Followed by-וּבֵין … בֵּין to divide and distribute between … and between, Numbers 31:27, 42 Numbers 31:42. Isaiah 30:28, עַד צַוָּאר יֶחֱצֶה “(the river) shall divide (a man) unto the neck,” i.e. reaching as high as the neck it shall, as it were, divide him into two parts.
(b) also used of more than two parts, Judges 9:43 Job 40:30.
Niphal, to be divided, to divide one’s self, 2 Kings 2:8, 14 2 Kings 2:14; Daniel 11:4. Specially into two parts, Ezekiel 37:22.
Derivative nouns, חֲצִי, חֲצוֹת, מֶחֱצָה, מַחֲצִית and the pr.n. יַחְצְאֵל, יַחֲצִיאֵל.